Archive for November 2010

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Gear Favorites of 2010

Gear Favorites of 2010

Black Diamond Revelation Avalung The perfect all around ski and mountaineering pack, the Revelation features a top loading design with plenty of room for stuff for a day or two in the backcountry. Designed to carry skis A-frame style. The exterior zip pocket is designed to carry your shovel and probe for quick and easy […]

A Strip Mine near Bryce?

A Strip Mine near Bryce?

Editors note- Numerous phone calls to Alton Coal for a response to this editorial were unreturned, and were finally met with a ‘no comment’. It seems that some harebrained scheme related to land or energy development is always floating about in Utah. The latest such questionable proposal is for surface (strip) coal mine located less […]

Praying for Snow (and choosing the correct drink for Ski-God consumption.)

Praying for Snow (and choosing the correct drink for Ski-God consumption.)

Skiers are a superstitious bunch, and the Pray for Snow ritual is our most cherished ceremony. As a group, we skiers share many similarities to ancient, tribal people living in a time when entire civilizations were dependent upon rain. Drum circles, rain dances and virgin sacrifices atop volcano craters were performed in the hopes that […]